Cancer Courtroom Showdown: Defendant's Cancer Cure Denies Maryland Attorney General His Victory
(Baltimore) When Maryland Attorney General Joseph Curran charged Neal Deoul, alternative cancer therapy financier, with distributing deceptive promotional literature neither side could predict how personal the battle would become -- or how the public would be the loser when it was over.
In the heat of a 1998 re-election battle Joe Curran grabbed badly needed headlines by accusing` Deoul of participating in "the most egregious case of fraud I have ever seen."
T-UP, Inc. the company Deoul financed, was distributing Cesium and T-UP - an aloe vera concentrate - each a natural dietary supplement, to battle cancer and AIDs. And though the attorney general had never received a single consumer complaint, and T-UP, Inc. had testimonials from hundreds of consumers who claimed life changing results, Deoul and T-UP became a convenient target.
But then the unexpected struck in January of 1999. As the case against Deoul unfolded in court, Deoul himself was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer.
It was a shocking and ironic development that would put courtroom testimony about alternative cancer therapy to the ultimate test -- and expose how badly tilted the scales of justice can be in the so-called "war against cancer."
While prosecutors and defense attorneys battled, Deoul quietly and confidently turned to Cesium & T-UP concentrated aloe, his own products, for treatment of his prostate cancer.
His doctors were shocked. They protested loudly and predicted the worst if Deoul continued to refuse surgery, radiation and other standard therapies.
Instead, Deoul's PSA plummeted. His condition improved taking his own medicine.
Cesium and T-UP
Cesium and T-UP are at the center of the Maryland courtroom controversy. The products were marketed by T-UP, Inc. as dietary supplements under FDA rules.
Cesium is nature's most alkaline mineral capable of significantly raising the pH of malignant cells until the cancer cells die --- usually within days. As long ago as 1925, two-time Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg found that cancer cells are anaerobic; meaning they thrive only in a low-oxygen state. Cesium changes that environment.
In addition, T-UP capitalizes on the scientifically documented power of concentrated aloe to stimulate components of the immune system.
The combination of Cesium and concentrated aloe vera acts as a potent one-two punch against cancer.
In Deoul's case, the measures of prostate cancer activity in his body dropped dramatically after completing the Cesium/ T-UP treatment regimen.
When he was first diagnosed in January of 1999 his PSA level was 8.1 complicated by a Gleason score of 7. The two numbers combined indicated a highly aggressive prostate cancer.
But by October of that year, after treatment, (i.e. 3 Cesium pills per day for six weeks) his PSA dropped to 3.7. No other therapies were used.
Meanwhile, Deoul continues to lead a completely normal life. He has not suffered the scarring of surgery or the debilitation of radiation - or devastating side effects like erectile dysfunction or incontinence.
His doctor, a proponent of standard "slash and burn" cancer therapy, will not comment publicly about the results. So far, the Attorney General has remained silent as well.
The Outcome in Court: Deoul's supporters called it a "Kangaroo Court."
Unfortunately, Deoul's successful treatment in the real world was not mirrored in the courtroom. A Maryland Administrative Law Judge found Deoul and T-UP, Inc. guilty of violating Maryland's consumer protection statutes.
But the ruling came only after the judge refused to allow Deoul's defense team to put on its full complement of witnesses -- including over 80 people who would have testified that Cesium and T-UP helped them battle cancer and a number of other serious ailments.
Deoul was also denied a trial by his peers. The Attorney General used Maryland's arcane consumer protection process to direct the case into the Administrative Law system, where there are no juries. Worse yet, there are no set rules of evidence to insure a fair trial.
Meanwhile, the state's expert witnesses never provided evidence that Deoul's claims were false. In fact, not one of the State's expert witnesses had first hand experience with Cesium or concentrated aloe vera in human usage. Instead, testimony focused on whether or not the marketer was in strict compliance with complex and changing FDA rules on the sale of dietary supplements.
The critical question -- do the products actually fight cancer? -- was not addressed in the judge's findings.
Deoul Declares Victory & A New Mission
In the end, however, it is Deoul who declares the ultimate victory.
With the State's awesome powers of injunction, the Attorney General has never sought to remove the products from the marketplace: If the products were not safe and effective - why are they still sold?
Cesium and T-UP are still available because they are safe and effective. Evidence based medical practice is proving Cesium and T-UP to be potent treatments for patients seeking alternatives to the deadly trio of conventional medical treatments - slash, burn and poison.
Meanwhile, as critics and supporters pick the facts of the case apart, it's Maryland Attorney General Joe Curran who now appears to be caught twisting the truth to serve his own needs.
With restored health, Deoul vows to spend whatever it takes to support additional research into the efficacy of Cesium and T-UP in the treatment of cancer.
Deoul believes it is his obligation to blow the whistle --- He believes his personal experience is convincing evidence that there is a medical establishment conspiracy to cover up the benefits of many natural treatments.
Deoul accuses pharmaceutical firms and government agencies that fund drug testing of ignoring compelling evidence that Cesium and concentrated aloe vera work. He believes they fear the truth because it would cut into corporate profits fueled by the cancer industry and ruin the careers of establishment researchers who've made a handsome living advocating standard treatments. No pharmaceutical company will ever fund the costly drug approval process for a non-proprietary product. It's all about the bottom-line!
In too many cases, Deoul says it's the approved, conventional treatments that leave patients sicker than when they first came for the life-saving help they so desperately need.
It's time to put life above profit; it's time to begin using nature's potent weapon - Cesium!
Curran's Tactics Questioned By Deoul's Supporters
(Baltimore) It was March of 1998. Headlines were breaking about a Virginia doctor accused of illegally administering liquid aloe vera concentrate intravenously to cancer patients.
In the neighboring state of Maryland, Attorney General Joe Curran was locked in a heated battle for re-election. Curran heard about T-UP, Inc., a Maryland company selling concentrated aloe vera, a dietary supplement called T-UP, along with Cesium, nature's most alkaline mineral.
Even though T-UP, Inc. financier Neal Deoul was not involved in the Virginia case, Curran saw a chance to make headlines of his own.
T-UP, Inc., Allen Hoffman and Neal Deoul were charged with consumer deception, in part, for daring to promote extensively documented medical research along with T-UP's products -- research that linked both Cesium and concentrated aloe vera to some intriguing and promising cancer fighting properties.
But what were the Attorney General's real motivations? And why did he maneuver the case into a venue where no jury would hear the evidence -- and a conviction was assured?
Consider these facts:
- The Attorney General never filed a criminal fraud complaint against the company or its officers. He preferred to use his state's consumer protection process, which provides only for an administrative law judge to hear the case, and render judgements with no jury.
- Curran launched his "consumer" case -- without any substantial complaints from consumers. Only two consumer comments had reached his office -- one from a man who didn't like the taste of T-UP -- and another from a woman who never ordered or used the product. In accordance with company policy, the purchaser received his money back, no questions asked. Meanwhile T-UP, Inc. had no less than 3700 product users --- hundreds of them were prepared to testify about stunning results they'd experienced while using Cesium and T-UP. Of course, in Curran's personal court, they were not allowed to testify.
- The Attorney General never used his power of injunctive relief to force the products off the market. In fact, Cesium and T-UP concentrated aloe vera are still being sold today. If he is so concerned about consumer's health, why didn't the Maryland Attorney General go all the way? If the safety and efficacy of the products are truly his concern, then the failure to enjoin their sale is a flagrant dereliction of duty on his part.
- The Attorney General refused all attempts by T-UP, Inc. to meet with state officials to discuss alternatives to litigation. Meanwhile, as an act of good faith, T-UP voluntarily turned over all its records and voluntarily withdrew all marketplace promotion -- without subpoena. The company naively believed cooperation would create understanding and lead to an acceptable resolution. It was a miscalculation.
- At trial, prosecutors failed to produce a single witness who had clinical or practical experience with Cesium. In fact, prosecutors admitted they could not prove T-UP's claims were false. Instead, they simply argued that because FDA approved testing had not occurred, T-UP had no right to make any positive claims. All this ignores a critical legal fact -- FDA testing and approval is not required in order to market dietary supplements like Cesium or T-UP.
The Attorney General didn't remove the products from the shelves, or allege criminal fraud for one simple reason -- he had no proof that the medical facts T-UP relied on were false - and, with literally hundreds of success stories, no jury would have convicted the marketers in a real court of law.
Instead, Curran saw a cynical opportunity to score hit-and-run media points, and run rough-shod over an honest businessman who aimed to spread the truth about promising alternative therapies.
Curran was re-elected. Deoul lost his case, but not his life! Deoul's use of Cesium and aloe vera to successfully treat his own prostate cancer undercuts the State's efforts to ridicule the effectiveness of these natural dietary supplements.
Millions of cancer sufferers are being denied their First Amendment right to learn the full truth about alternative therapies that don't leave patients surgery-scarred and poisoned by radiation and chemotherapy.
This must not be allowed to remain the law in this country!!